The 350BT saves time by a factor of 3. Example: my 3/4 acre yard took 12 to 14 hours using a handblower and rake to do the leaves and pine needles. Now, it takes only 4 hours to 4.5 hours to do the same job. I dreaded the leaf season here in Massachusetts, now its a pleasure with my 350BT. Since, E10 gas (10% ethanol) is mandated here in Mass. (due to the environMENTAL lobby), I add an enzyme additive in the fuel mixture for a cleaner burn. The EVA tubes occasionally come loose, but with a quick twist of the hand all is well. The primer bulb is awkward to use but this is just a minor trifle. The engine starts on the second pull when cold and first pull after refueling. Read the manual and watch the videos (Husqvarna website) before using (save yourself some possible grief). Durability is not known, because this is the first season with my Husky. So far, I love my 350BT and I would highly recommend this unit.
November 13, 2011
The best blower I have had yet.
I love this blower. It is so much easier to use than others that I have had. It is more powerful and starts like a dream. The only thing that I can think of that would make it better, is if it had another end to use (directional).
November 10, 2011
Great Backpack Blower
I have had my blower for a little over two weeks now and would heartily recommend this model to everyone. Ample power, light weight, easy to handle, seems to sip gas compared to my previous blower (Craftsman), and it is far quieter than I expected. Ergonomics are just what you would expect if you were designing from scratch.
Does a good job at blowing wet, heavy big-leaf maple leaves.
So far so good.
November 10, 2011
this machine does a super job
I am pleased with its performance. My leaves were wet when I recieved my blower but, I wanted to try it and it took care of my whole yard even when the leaves were wet! I would recommend the 350BT to anyone and any size yard.
November 9, 2011
Easy start, powerful, gets the job done. Good quality machine
November 9, 2011
I wish I had bought one of these years ago. I have 5 acres to maintain with many trees. This blower is saving me a lot of time cleaning up the leaves.
November 7, 2011
Very good blower, well worth the price. I have about an acre of land, I use it every chance I get from blowing wet leaves, some small tree branches and any other yard debri.Was rather easy to assemble, starts with in 2 pulls of the rope And yes I do recommend this product. Very easy on the back when using. Only had it 2 months so as of now no maintence has been done to it. I have used it with and without ear protection and there is alot of reduced noise easy on your ears. AS of now this blower is well worth the price. Uses very little gas.
November 4, 2011
Having borrowed my dads old Homelite back pack blower I decided to get my own. Did a lot of on-line research before deciding on this one. All I can say is that all of the reviews are right. This thing really blows. I have about five acres to take care of and this blower does the trick. It will blow leaves, of course, but it also will move apples that have fallen from one of my many trees into nice rows making it easy to rake into the cart. It also does an excellent job with pine needles. Looking forward to trying it out against the light fluffy snows that don't require the snow blower. This is my first Husky and I will buy more of their products if there built and work like this one.
November 3, 2011